John Bentley BROCKSOPP

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BROCKSOPP, John Bentley

Service Number: 407489
Enlisted: 12 October 1940, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 454 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: London, England, 2 February 1912
Home Town: Renmark, Renmark Paringa, South Australia
Schooling: St Peter's College, Adelaide
Occupation: Fruitgrower
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Middle East, 8 June 1943, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Tobruk War Cemetery, Tobruk, Libya
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

12 Oct 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 407489, Adelaide, South Australia
8 Jun 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 407489, No. 454 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

John Bentley BROCKSOPP was born in London, UK on 2nd February 1912

His parents were Herbert Arthur BROCKSOPP and Leslie Jean AKHURST who married in 1910 in South Australia - they had returned to England where Herbert was born and later returned to Australia where more children were born

John married Dorothy Fraser ROSENBERG (nee COOMBE) in 1941